Michael Basil

Michael Basil

Managing Director, Industrial Growth Products

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About Michael

Michael Basil is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s Chicago office. He joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2018. Prior to William Blair, he worked for Lazard and Wells Fargo.

Notable Transactions

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has agreed to acquire

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has been acquired by

a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to G.A. Fleet Associates and Fleet Pump, in connection with its sale to Vessco Water, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors.

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has been acquired by

a portfolio company of KKR

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Nothum Food Processing Solutions in connection with its sale to Fortifi Food Processing Solutions, a KKR portfolio company.

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acquired a significant
minority stake in

$418,000,000

has acquired

a portfolio company of
Industrial Growth Partners

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SPX Technologies (NYSE:SPXC) in connection with its pending acquisition of ASPEQ Heating Group, a portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners.

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to EPC Power (EPC) in connection with its sale to the Sustainable Investing Business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Cleanhill Partners.

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has acquired

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to KKR in connection with its pending acquisition of Bettcher Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting tools, processing systems, and aftermarket solutions for meat processing markets.

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$145,000,000

a portfolio company of Dominus Capital

has been acquired by

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has made a significant investment in

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has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Foodmate in connection with its sale to Duravant, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.

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a portfolio company of O2 Investment Partners

has been acquired by

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has been acquired by

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Industrial Growth Products

High-growth companies, market leaders, and tech-enabled businesses across the industrial landscape count on our knowledge of sector trends and our relationships with leading strategic acquirers and financial sponsors to assist across a range of advisory and financial alternatives. We bring deep expertise into the global trends redefining industrial activity, such as connected buildings and machines (IoT), the development of innovative specialty materials, and production technologies and regulatory changes.

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About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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1935

Year William Blair was founded

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1,850+

Employees worldwide

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142 billion+

Client assets

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89 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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~650

Companies under coverage

As of March 31, 2024
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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